One-Liner Wednesday: Days Between

“Magic is what we do, music is how we do it”  – Jerry Garcia (born 1 August 1942)  – – – – – – – Okay, I freely admit to having lifted this from the official Grateful Dead website, but hey. One-Liner Wednesday 1 August 2018

Song Lyric Sunday: Speak – ‘Queen Jane Approximately’

“And you want somebody you don’t have to speak to” Pink Floyd’s ‘Speak To Me’ – the beginning of ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ – was my knee-jerk response to Helen’s theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. However, it’s a bit of a stretch to describe those few spoken lines as ‘lyrics’, so I…

Song Lyric Sunday: Think – ‘Badge’

It didn’t take too much…er, thought…to come up with a song to match Helen’s theme of ‘Think’ for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. Not surprisingly, Arethe Franklin’s ‘Think’ sprang to mind first, but ‘oui, mais non’ as they say in France. A close second, however, is this classic from Cream, featuring L’Angelo Misterioso  – a…

Song Lyric Sunday: Game – ‘Ace of Spades’

  Helen’s theme of ‘Game’ for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday was apparently inspired by her enjoyment of the World Cup, on which you can glean my views here. I’m pleased she’s liking it. I am too, at least until Tuesday evening (England v Colombia). There was a tradition that the England football squad would…

Song Lyric Sunday: Dream – ‘Sugar Magnolia’

“She’s got everything delightful, she’s got everything I need” Here’s a joyous Grateful Dead second-set closer to light up your sunny Sunday and match with Helen’s theme for this week of ‘dream’. The coda, ‘Sunshine Daydream’, was often performed separately from the main body of the song. I would also point out that ‘Sugar Magnolia’…

Song Lyric Sunday: Seconds/Minutes/Hours – ‘The Minute You’re Gone’

This week, Helen has specified ‘seconds/minutes/hours’ as her theme for Song Lyric Sunday. I found this rather more challenging than the broader concept of ‘time’, particularly when I discovered that my first choice, ‘In The Midnight Hour’, had already been snapped up by that man of impeccable taste, newepicauthor. However, this is a worthy substitute,…